Foodies Festivals expand and partners with English Heritage

Organisers of the Foodies Festivals have revealed nine events will take place this summer, two of which will partner with English Heritage.

New 2014 events planned by the Foodies Festivals organisers
New 2014 events planned by the Foodies Festivals organisers

One of the new events in partnership with English Heritage will take place at Marble Hill on 24-26 May in the riverside parkland of Marble Hill House near Richmond. It is expected to attract more than 30,000 visitors across the Bank Holiday weekend.

The second new festival will take place at Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath between 30 May and 1 June.

The 2014 Foodies Festivals will also take place at Brighton Hove Lawns (3-5 May), Clapham Common (6-8 June), Bristol Harbourside (11-13 July) and Tatton Park, Cheshire (18-20 July).

In August, the festival will be hosted at Edinburgh Inverleith Park (8-10), Battersea Park (15-17) and Oxford South Parks (23-25).

Organisers have revealed a series of new features for this year’s events including a chocolate, cake, bake and preserves theatre hosting top pastry chefs, chocolatiers, bakers, sugarcraft experts, jam and preserve makers.

The audience will be invited to participate with top chefs including 2012 winner of BBC Two's The Great British Bake Off John Whaite.

A new chocolate, baking and preserves village will feature new products from chocolate and confectionary makers, bakers and jam and preserve makers, while an outdoor BBQ arena will include a purpose-built stage hosting hourly cooking demonstrations and challenges for visitors.

Other new highlights will consist of a chilli food market, a real ale and cider farm and an emphasis on cocktail and food matching in the drinks theatre.

Attendees will also be able to eat with chefs at long feasting tables in the feasting tent.

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